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2014-07-25 23:02:35

Three Stevens Institute of Technology professors in Hoboken, NJ are ensuring protective measures for storms are done the right way, as they are receiving $700,000 in funding to study the impact coastal manmade adaptations will have on the water quality in Jamaica Bay, NY. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 $700,000 Designated as Part of Funding Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay For most people, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call that something needs to be done to...

2012-02-16 14:42:48

Resolving the world´s major challenges whether climate change, environmental pollution, urbanisation, our ageing population or resource scarcity requires a sweeping shift in our approach to sustainability research and education, a group of leading scientists told European policy makers today during the launch of their report “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth” (RESCUE). A joint initiative by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and...

Federal Government Releases Action Plan To Address Ocean Challenges
2012-01-14 04:06:03

Draft requests comments on actions agencies will take to improve the health of oceans, coasts, Great Lakes To address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, the federal government today released a National Ocean Policy action plan. The draft requests comments on actions the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies on the National Ocean Council will take to improve the health of the ocean, coasts and Great Lakes, which support...

2010-07-19 13:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today announced the creation of a unifying national ocean policy that will protect key natural resources and ensure that sustainability will drive future economic activities offshore and close to shore. "Our planet is 70 percent blue, and our national economic and environmental policies should keep it that color," said Chris Mann, senior officer for the Pew Environment Group. "Whether it's recovering from the devastating oil...

2009-09-17 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to recommendations for a national ocean policy issued by President Obama's task force. "Today's recommendations by the President's ocean policy task force are an important step in the effort to restore the health of the nation's marine environment. Oceans form a critical part of the planet's life support system and are also a vital...

2009-06-02 11:01:00

Symposium to Focus on Ocean's Role in America's Financial Future WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, will give the keynote address to leading government policy makers, scientists, non-governmental groups and federal agency officials at the opening session of the Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Symposium, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), on June 9th at the Reserve Officers Association building on Capitol Hill....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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